Aug 28, 2023

US Fight Over Energy Permitting Is Far From Done

The compromise debt deal leaves an opening for a pact on project approvals later this year — and lawmakers are already laying the groundwork.

High-voltage power lines in Pinole, California.

Photographer: Bloomberg

Jennifer A Dlouhy

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Welcome to Energy Daily, our guide to the energy and commodities markets powering the global economy. Today, Senior Reporter Jennifer A. Dlouhy, who covers energy and climate policy in Washington, looks at the prospect of permitting reform to build vital new infrastructure. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox, you can sign up here.

Whether it's the controversial Mountain Valley gas pipeline or the huge transmission lines needed for America to use more renewable power, it's a truth widely acknowledged in Washington that it takes far too long to build US energy infrastructure.